LibriVox recording of Native Races and the War by Josephine Butler. Read in English by SallyMc; Bill Mosley Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist who was strongly committed to liberal reforms. As a result of her efforts, international organisations including the International Abolitionist Federation were set up to campaign against state regulation of prostitution and the trafficking in women and children. This book reflects her abhorrence of slavery in all its forms and is particularly pertinent in our world of today. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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February 3, 2015 Subject:
abolitionism a different view.
ABolitionism and,or the timelng of this program was important.
At this time invention and science would have made slavery obsuolite, ruining the chance for the opposition to the self-sufficient mid to upper mid. class farmers and plantation owners to use the vulnerability that the workers ,slaves gave to these plantations.
BY the brilliant plan to invest in a war that would destroy those farms and the system that gave the revenue that made the southern states economic autonomy from(you figure it out) who knew of the new mechanized farm equIpment that would enable farming on vast tracks of land.
Slavery was on it,s way out anyways,if it would have been left alone to the responsibility of the plantations.
That would not due,as the plantations would have been left intact and under the control of the small farm owners.
Slavery had it,s ugly side as did anyone in poverty,the phenomena like other similar situation has,had been exploited with propaganda to spin the attention away from the real financial business,crimes and dirty deeds through the fantastic novels and press that uses emotion to sway opinion and cover up the real logic behind this reat event.As well to trick good people ino thinking that they are really helping a cause,bless them for they do not know what they have done.
January 24, 2015 Subject:
I feel like a hypocrite because
i usually admonish reviewers who readers criticize readers for this, that and the other thing. but i feel compelled, and its just my personal subjective opinion: I wish SallyMc or a collaborative with mostly female readers should have read this one. I mean the writer Josephine Butler is a female is she not? It seems the guys are always hogging too many chapters and solos. Although there are several males including Simon Evers, Martin Geeson, and Bruce Pieri who are enjoyable to listen to.
Just the same, thank you Bill Mosley for volunteering to read. No doubt you have more fans than not.